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Counting in Glosa

Language overview

Forty-two in Glosa Glosa is an international auxiliary language (or auxlang) developed by the British Lancelot Hogben under the name Interglossa in 1943, which he further developed with Ronald Clark and Wendy Ashby (1972-1992).

Glosa numbers list

  • 1 – mo
  • 2 – bi
  • 3 – tri
  • 4 – tetra
  • 5 – penta
  • 6 – sixa
  • 7 – seti
  • 8 – okto
  • 9 – nona
  • 10 – mo-ze
  • 11 – mo-mo
  • 12 – mo-bi
  • 13 – mo-tri
  • 14 – mo-tetra
  • 15 – mo-penta
  • 16 – mo-sixa
  • 17 – mo-seti
  • 18 – mo-okto
  • 19 – mo-nona
  • 20 – bi-ze
  • 30 – tri-ze
  • 40 – tetra-ze
  • 50 – penta-ze
  • 60 – sixa-ze
  • 70 – seti-ze
  • 80 – okto-ze
  • 90 – nona-ze
  • 100 – hekto
  • 1,000 – kilo
  • one million – miliona

Glosa numbering rules

Now that you’ve had a gist of the most useful numbers, let’s move to the writing rules for the tens, the compound numbers, and why not the hundreds, the thousands and beyond (if possible).

  • Digits from zero to nine are rendered by specific names: ze [0], mo [1], bi [2], tri [3], tetra [4], penta [5], sixa [6], seti [7], okto [8], and nona [9].
  • The tens are formed by starting with the name of the multiplier digit, followed by the word for zero (ze), linked with a hyphen, except for ten: deka [10], bi-ze [20], tri-ze [30], tetra-ze [40], penta-ze [50], sixa-ze [60], seti-ze [70], okto-ze [80], and nona-ze [90].
  • The numbers names are formed following the positional way in Glosa, i.e. the digits are stated from left to right (from the higher power of ten to the lower), linked with hypens. Thus, we can form: mo-penta [15] (or one-five), mo-bi-tri [123] (or one-two-three).
  • The names of the powers of ten are an exception: deka [10] (or 101), hekto [100] (or 102), kilo [1,000] (or 103), and miliona [million] (or 106).

Write a number in full in Glosa

Let’s move now to the practice of the numbering rules in Glosa. Will you guess how to write a number in full? Enter a number and try to write it down in your head, or maybe on a piece of paper, before displaying the result.

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Auxiliary languages

Afrihili, Babm, Bolak, Digisk Folkspraak, Esperanto, Folkspraak, Globasa, Glosa, Guosa, Idiom neutral, Ido, Intal, Interlingua, Interlingue, Interslavic, Kotava, Langue nouvelle, Latino sine flexione, Lingua Franca Nova, Lingwa de planeta, Mondial, Mondlango, Pandunia, Ro, Romanid, Slovio, Solresol, Sona, Spokil, Tutonish, Universalglot, Uropi, and Volapük.

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